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Analyzing Expository Texts - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons found within this chapter to guide your review of expository texts. Lesson topics include ways that structure can affect meaning, restating ideas and summarizing, interpretation of graphics, and the use of supporting details to bolster a main point. By the end of the chapter, you'll also have reviewed the following:
- Definition and main features of expository writing
- How expository features are organized
- Author's purpose and inferring intended meaning
- Drawing conclusions from a written text
- Structure in writing
- Source evaluation
- Graphics in expository texts
Our expert instructors go over each concept in entertaining but informative lessons. Test what you've covered with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. If you find yourself stuck on a particular concept, you can submit your questions to the instructor.
1. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
2. Organizational Features of Expository Texts
Reading an expository text can seem like an intimidating ordeal. Read this lesson to find out how to use specific features of expository text to help you understand the material.
3. How to Restate an Idea and Summarize
Understanding how to restate an idea and summarize the information you have read is an important reading skill. In this lesson, you'll learn how to rephrase the main points of an essay, argument, or reading passage into a clear summary.
4. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.
5. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
6. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
7. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
8. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage
You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.
9. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
10. Interpreting Graphics in Expository Texts
Expository texts frequently use graphics to present facts and information. In this lesson, we'll discuss some ways to interpret the graphics found in expository texts.
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Other chapters within the FTCE English 6-12 (013): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the FTCE English 6-12 Test
- Language, Literacy & Communication
- Phonology and Word Identification Strategies
- Conventions of Standard English
- Word Comprehension
- Classroom Strategies
- Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts
- Composing Informative Texts
- Writing Engaging Narrative Texts
- Brainstorming & Organization for Writing
- Understanding the Writing Process
- Essay Structure & Elements
- Syntax & Sentence Structure
- Citations & References
- Intro to Essay Writing
- Revising & Improving Written Works
- The Research Process for Written Works
- Strategies & Activities for Teaching Vocabulary
- Reading Comprehension & Fluency
- Reading & Writing Instruction
- Effective English Assessment Methods
- Strategies for Analyzing Texts
- Analyzing Persuasive & Functional Texts
- Genre & Form
- Analyzing Literary Texts
- American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature
- Poetry Analysis
- Rhetorical Devices
- The Listening Process
- Listening for Comprehension & Meaning
- Delivering Effective Presentations
- Classroom Teaching Strategies
- FTCE English 6-12 Flashcards